The history of Italian design and nautical began to intertwine in the 1920s, when Gustavo Pulitzer Finali, an illustrious interior architect navali, commissioned Gio Ponti the ceramic cladding, with geometric motifs, for the smoke room of the Motonave Saturnia.
It is the first "Italian house" by the sea ( which we tell you, through the words of Peter Hefti, in this issue of INTERNI OnBoard).
A long time has passed since then. The attention to the quality of the project, however, has remained in the DNA of the Italian shipyards, true authors of the transformation of boats into machines à habiter.
The world of boating in 2022
Today's nautical world is made up of large, customizable and seamless spaces between indoors and outdoors.
It is also a huge business, built on a constant dialogue between builders, designers, technical offices and owners, which sees Italy at the forefront thanks to its leading shipyards and to the attention that our country has always paid to quality design. With a great focus on performance, speed and comfort but above all on sustainability.
Through the words of the key protagonists, which you can read in the summary editorial by Désirée Sormani, and through the analysis of the projects that we have chosen to tell you about, the profile of a sector seriously committed to reducing environmental impact thanks to the research carried out by the technical offices of the construction sites with designers and architects, focused on the use of alternative energy sources and materials.
A sector in great expansion, observed with interest by an ever wider audience, attracted by its ability to marry nature, technology, well-being and obviously design.
For the third consecutive time, INTERNI OnBoard arrives, in its digital version, to accompany you in this world.
Cover photo: © Guillaume Plisson for Turquoise Yachts-6110